“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya angelou
“WORK on being in love with the person in the mirror first.” - ANON.
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” - BEYONCE
BOOK FOR TEENAGE GIRLs OUT SOON!
THANK YOU TO the 8000+ TEENAGE GIRLS WHO SHARED THEIR STORIES, WISDOM + WIT FOR THIS GLOBAL STORYTELLING PROJECT!
Your words of inspiration, courage, challenge, heartache, achievement and sheer awesome simply blew us away, and we can’t wait to share your stories with girls across the world!
We look forward to launching You Are Not Your Face in 2019. Stay tuned for launch details! In the meantime catch us at Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2019.
WHY THIS BOOK MATTERS.
In a rapidly shifting world where we see too few females in positions of power and leadership, where the fickle currencies of social media likes and not enough female voices finding platforms to elevate their stories means women and girls are often relegated, subjugated, unheard and nowhere near the public debate that defines our age, we reached out to girls across the world to see how they were navigating day to day life in the technology age.
In these complex times, we wanted to hear their stories in their words, about what it feels like to be a girl in the world right now.
Some of those stories are hard. Some of those have never been told. But nearly every one has given us hope in where the world is heading in their capable hands.
These are motivational stories, acts of courage and strength, of bravery and love, of triumph and stumbling, of broken and enduring friendships, of a brand new feminism, built on awakening power and fearless endurance, and magnificent feats of young people boldly pushing forward, to define a new age, where girls are heard, seen, elevated, respected, driven and doing the work the world needs done. We need more of this.
You Are Not Your Face is a powerful global project that brings up the stories that need to be told right now. So sign up here to be first to in the know about the book release. And catch up with us at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival for In Search Of Selfie - a youth-led discussion and open Q&A forum exploring the role of social media and selfie culture in teenage personal narrative and identity development in an age of online and offline communication.
We invite students in Years 7 - 10 to join us for an afternoon of conversation, inspiration and thought-provoking ideas.
MEET SOME OF THE AWESOME TEENAGE INTERNS WORKING ON THE YOU ARE NOT YOUR FACE PROJECT!
We figured if it’s a book for teenage girls by teenage girls, then we need to live that truth, and teenage girls need to be part of the process EVERY step of the way. Here are some of the fab girledworld 2019 Interns who have joined us at our HQ from across Australia to edit content, design graphics and up-skill in publishing for the You Are Not Your Face project. If you’re interested in joining us as an intern in 2020, please contact us here. If you’re interested in Workplace Mentoring please apply here.